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Introduction to Shotguns

Shotgun 100

$60

3hours

Are you a complete beginner interested in learning the very basics of shotgun shooting? Do you want to get familiar with the basics of shotgun shooting? Then this course is perfect for you. Our Introduction to Shotguns course is designed for complete beginners and focuses on the fundamentals. This 3-hour course includes both in-class instruction and a live-fire. It covers both practical instruction and understanding of shotgun shooting, along with its purpose and history.

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Class Prerequisites:

Positive attitude and willingness to participate

Focus Areas:

  • Fundamentals
  • Safe manipulation of the firearm
  • Ammunition selections/ purpose
  • Automatic vs. pump-style shotguns
  • Characteristics of various shotgun loads
  • Live fire practice

2 hours class time, 1 hour range time

Equipment Required:

  • Semi-automatic or pump shotgun (we suggest you bring your own, rentals are limited)
  • At least 20 rounds of ammunition (ammo must be a number 6 shot or larger pellet size)
  • Eye and ear protection
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Shotgun Fundamentals

Shotgun 200

$150

5 hours

This course builds on the elements of the Introduction to Shotguns course and elevates the students’ understanding of this powerful device. when it comes to firepower and home defense, it is hard to beat a well-trained individual with a strong understanding of the shotgun. Smaller shooters are encouraged to use 20ga or .410ga. The course includes classroom work, hands-on dry practice, and live-fire drills.

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Class Prerequisites:

Introduction to Shotguns or able to demonstrate proper loading/unloading and operation

Focus Areas:

  • Review of skills from Introduction to Shotguns
  • Basic reloading techniques
  • Shooting at stationary targets
  • Different defensive shooting positions
  • Proper ammunition selection for defensive shooting scenarios

1 hour class time, the remainder is range time

Equipment Required:

  • Semi-automatic or pump shotgun (we suggest you bring your own, rentals are limited)
  • 50 rounds of ammunition (30 rounds of number 6 shot or larger pellet size, 10 buckshot, 10 slugs)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Attached weapon light (recommended but not required for Level I)

Practical Shotgun

S300

$150

5 hours

This is the final part of the three-part series. This class builds on the elements of the previous courses and teaches the students more advanced techniques on the use of the shotgun for home defense using barricades for cover and concealment. The class is a 5-hour course and includes classroom work, hands-on dry-fire practice, and live-fire drills.

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Focus Areas:

  • Engaging in multiple targets
  • Tactical use of the shotgun mounted flashlight
  • Low light shooting with barricades & cover
  • Shooting on the move
  • Advanced transition to sidearm

1 hour class time, the remainder is range time

Class Prerequisites:

Shotgun Fundamentals
DSF 2 required if using transitions to pistol

Equipment Required:

  • Semi-automatic or pump shotgun (must bring your own
  • 140 rounds of ammunition (120 rounds of number 6 shot or larger pellet size, 10 buckshot, 10 slugs)
  • Eye & ear protection
  • Attached weapon flashlight
  • Sidearm
  • 50 rounds of pistol ammunition
  • Strong side holster that does not collapse
  • Shotgun tactical sling
  • All pistol required equipment from DSF 2
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